Dan Barbulescu

1. Work Experience

06/2016 – present: Student Employee at The Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB), Berlin

Helping to maintain and develop the IT infrastructure (software and hardware) of the research institute, as part of the EDV (IT) team. Currently assigned to develop web applications for the institute.


02/2014 – 10/2017: Founder at

A project that aimed to make the great works of classical music available to everyone in the world for free, to use in their own projects and to enjoy.

Over the course of almost 4 years, the project had over 3,900,000 Youtube views and 2,000,000 website views by listeners from over 180 countries.


09/2014 – 11/2015: Freelance software and web developer at

Top Rated, 18 jobs done.


12/2014: Interview helper at Balliol College, Oxford University

I assisted as a student helper with the organization of the admissions interview process for applicants at Balliol College, Oxford University.


01/2013 – 02/2014: Web developer at Bard College Berlin

Developed and maintained WordPress websites for Bard College Berlin.


2011- 2012: Volunteer at GrepIT Botosani (a Romanian association for students with a passion for IT)

  • Member of the official organizing team for the 7th edition of the GrepIT national contest. (2012)
  • Member of the official organizing team for the 6th edition of the GrepIT national contest. In addition, I also was a member of the jury for the “Website Design & Development” section. (2011)

2011: Volunteer at Save the Children Romania

2009-2011: Volunteer at the Romanian Red Cross


2. Education

10/2015 – est. 09/2020: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

                                       B.A. Philosophy and Economics

10/2014 – 01/2015: Balliol College, Oxford University

        MCompSciPhil in Computer Science and Philosophy

        (voluntarily withdrew)

08/2012 – 02/2014: Bard College Berlin

        B.A. Value Studies (Ethics and Politics concentration)

        (voluntarily withdrew)

09/2007 – 05/2011: Gheorghe Lazăr National College, Bucharest (grades 9-12)

09/2003 – 06/2007: Tudor Vianu National College of Computer Science, Bucharest (grades 5-8)


3. Notable Awards & Prizes

     The Kangaroo European Applied Mathematics Contest, eleventh grade – 1st prize

     The Kangaroo European Applied Mathematics Contest, twelfth grade – 2nd prize

     Informatics Olympiad national stage, ninth grade – Silver Medal

     Informatics Olympiad national stage, eleventh grade – Bronze Medal

      “The National Exhibition of Creation and Invention for Youth”, ninth grade (competing against ages as high as 30 years old) – 1st prize

     “GREPIT” National Contest for IT Creation and Development, fifth edition, “Website Design & Development” section, twelfth grade (competing against ages as high as 20 years old) – 1st prize

     “OpenIT” National Contest for Applied Informatics (building a website on the spot), second edition, twelfth grade (two-man team) – 2nd prize

     Excellence Diploma awarded by the Romanian Government for “Outstanding Academic Achievements” (2008)

4.  Extracurricular Activities

     Took part in the European Youth Parliament Olympic Forum. (Greece, 2009)

     Member of the high school Student Council and member of the Student’s Lawyer committee. (2008-2010)

     Took part in a Comenius project alongside students from Poland. We visited each other’s countries and studied their history during the 20th century. We focused especially on the post-war authoritarian regimes in our countries and analyzed their effects on society and culture. (2009-2011)

5. Languages

     Romanian – native language

     English – European level C1 (CAE – A; TOEFL – 118/120)

     German – European level C1 (DSH-3)

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